1998 CS 36 Merlin Sloop



1988 CS 36 Merlin

This two-owner boat was purchased by the current owner in 2002 and in 2014 sailed from Canada to Mexico’s Sea of Cortez where she awaits her next owner to carry on the adventure.  SV Leap of Faith is a well-maintained example of the craftsmanship of this Canadian Seacraft built Tony Castro designed fin keel sloop known for is speed and comfort under sail.  After spending the last 8yrs sailing around the Sea of Cortez based out of Puerto Escondido, SV Leap of Faith can be easily seen by flying into Loreto, Baja California Sur (Airport Code LTO).

For the Full Listing and Photos see the YachtWorld Listing at this link:
1988 CS 36 Merlin Cruiser for sale – YachtWorld

Latest Upgrades
Complete service on the upper end of the Volvo diesel – gaskets, seals, intake and exhaust valves, new thermostat, and flush of the freshwater pump and heat exchanger- October 2023

New Interstate 12 V deep cycle starting battery- October 2023

New Bottom Paint October 2023

Wire lifelines replaced in 2020

Electronics and Electrical
Depth Sounder- Horizon Multi DS/KM
Knot Meter- Lowrance Model 4-5-100
Wind direction- Mast Head
Plotter Lowrance Model 405-10
Autopilot- Autohelm 4000
Compass Aquameter
GPS- Garmin GPS 48
VHF hand held IG-M92-D- standard submersible model HX 3505
AIS Model EM Trak R-100

Shore Power Inlet
Shore Power Cable
Battery Charger
Solar Panels-2 Sun Earth 145 Watts
Alternator Output 70 Amp
Battery Monitor

House Bank- Interstate 6 Volt
Engine Start Battery- Interstate 12 Volt

Fully Battened Mainsail- Leitch McBride- condition very good
Battened Mainsail with 3 reef points
Furling Genoa- Leitch McBride 130- condition good
Storm Jib- Leitch McBride- heavy duty 100
Forespar Tri-Reacher HD Whisker Pole

Rod rigging
Mast step on Keel

Lewmar #52 self tailing 2 speed #2
Lewmar #43 self tailing 2 speed #2

Inside Equipment
Oven- Force 10 3 burner propane stove and oven
Marine Head- Jabsco Manual compact
Refrigerator/Freezer- Combined Nova Kool Model Lt 200 refrigeration compressor
Electric Bilge Pump
Manual Bilge pump
Heating- Dickinson Diesel heater
Hot water– Engine Atlantic Model 76E
High Water Alarm- Jabsco Auto Bilge Pump
CO Detector
Fore/Smoke Alarm
Gas Sniffer
LPG Solenoid ON/OFF switch

Outside Equipment
Dodger- Sunbrella
Bimini- Sunbrella
Life Jackets- inflatable #2
RADAR Reflector

Mainsail Cover
Cockpit Shade Cover
Genoa Cover
Cockpit Cushions
Dinghy cover
Outboard Motor Cover
Winch Covers
Swimming Ladder
Outboard Engine Bracket
RADAR Reflector
Gasoline, diesel, and water jugs

West Marine Zodiac- 8 feet
dinghy motor- Mercury 5 HP

Ground Tackle/Windlass
Anchor- CQR 45 lb 5/16 High test chain 200 feet with 300 feet 5/16 spliced rode
Anchor- Danforth 35 lb with 50 feet high test chain
Windlass- Lofrans 1000- electric with deck switches and control from cockpit

Engine Make
Volvo Penta Engine Year 2003 Total Power 28hp Engine Hours 3500 Engine Type Inboard Drive Type Direct Drive Fuel Type Diesel Propeller Type 2 Blade